A night after a big-time performance, especially in the second half, in Lawton's 40-14 win over Mustang, junior defensive end D.J. Ward visited Norman for Saturday night's OU-Missouri game.
Ward has eight Division I offers, including from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Tulsa.
“I'm just trying to take advantage of it and enjoying it as much as I can,” Ward said of the recruiting process.
Ward also was at OU's win over Tulsa earlier this month.
“His arm length is massive,” Lawton coach Randy Breeze said of Ward. “The bench strength he has combined with his arm length is one of the things that makes him so good.”
In addition to Ward, there were plenty other in-state players expected to visit Saturday, highlighted by quarterbacks Joel Blumenthal of Deer Creek, Justice Hansen of Edmond Santa Fe and Brayden Scott of Sequoyah Tahlequah.
Other in-state recruits who were expected include Lawton MacArthur running back Darius Graham and McAlester linebacker Devin Rolan.
OU commit De'Vante Harris, a defensive back from Mesquite (Texas) Horn also took an unofficial visit for the Missouri game.
BROOKS BOUNCES BACK
A week after missing most of Port Lavaca (Texas) Calhoun's game, OU commit Daniel Brooks bounced back nicely.
In a 41-14 blowout of Rockport-Fulton, the athlete ran for 118 yards and a touchdown.
Brooks broke out for a 41-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He also caught one pass for 16 yards.
BIG NIGHT FOR KNIGHT
OU quarterback commit Trevor Knight ran for 159 yards and five touchdowns on just eight carries for San Antonio Ronald Reagan in the Rattlers' 52-14 rout of Churchill on Friday night.
Three of Knight's touchdowns came from more than 30 yards out, with scoring runs of 54, 45 and 32 yards.
“Finally, we put one together,” Knight told the San Antonio Express-News.
OU COMMITMENT LIST
Name – Pos. – Ht. – Wt. – Hometown (School)
Daniel Brooks - Ath. - 5-10 - 170 - Port Lavaca, Texas (Calhoun)
Ty Darlington - OL - 6-3 - 275 - Apopka, Fla.
Laith Harlow - TE - 6-5 - 240 - Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby)
DeVante Harris - DB - 5-11 - 160 - Mesquite, Texas (Horn)
Trevor Knight - QB - 6-3 - 190 - San Antonio (Ronald Reagan)
Polo Manukainiu - DE - 6-6 - 256 - - Euless, Texas (Trinity)
Kyle Marrs - OL - 6-6 - 302 - San Antonio (Brandeis)
John Michael McGee - OL - 6-4 - 260 - Texarkana, Texas (Texas)
Trey Metoyer - WR - 6-2 - 198 - Whitehouse, Texas (Hargrave Military)
Durron Neal - WR - 6-1 - 195 - St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet)
Alex Ross - RB - 6-1 - 205 - Jenks
Sterling Shepard - WR - 5-10 - 175 - Heritage Hall
Eric Striker - Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) - LB - 6-1 - 190
Charles Tapper - City College (Baltimore, Md.) - DE - 6-4 - 245